Mel at on form 16 with interested visitors

Mel, by Flusso I, at on form 16 with attentive visitors

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Mel has been accepted as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors so she can now put the letters MRBS after her name!

After a busy 2016 where Mel once again exhibited at on form, the UK’s most prestigious stone-only sculpture exhibition held at Asthall Manor in The Cotswolds, Mel’s work will be shown by the Sheridan Russell Gallery at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, 11-14 May 2017, the International Art Fair at Sevenoaks, 1-4 June and at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, 20-23 October. Mel’s work can also be seen at the fabulous new Bils & Rye gallery in Kirkbymoorside, north of York.

Mel Fraser’s studio is 5 miles east of Cambridge and can be visited by appointment.

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Mel Fraser's work on the Hanoi Art House stand at the New York Affordable Art Fair April 2017Image by Stefanie Reichelt

Mel’s work on the Angie and Will’s Hanoi Art House stand at the New York Affordable Art Fair April 2017

A Trip to Italy

Cave Michelangelo quarry, Carrara

The Cave Michelangelo quarry, Carrara

In August Mel and family holidayed in Italy which, obviously, included trips to Carrara and Pietrasanta. Mel was able to meet up with an old pal, Signore Franco Barattini, the man responsible for the Cave Michelangelo quarry high above Carrara. He, along with his glamorous assistant Antonella, graciously took Mel up to the quarry where she was able to chose and acquire several large pieces of beautiful cremo marble. 9.5 tonnes of Carrara’s finest to be precise.

Mel, Signore Barattini and Antonella inspect the cremo

The chosen ones are then marked up for collection,

Mel and Barattini, Mel Fraser, contemporary stone sculpture

and everyone’s happy. Shall we dance?

“Delivery for Ms Fraser!”

A few weeks after her trip to Italy, 9.5 tonnes of Italian mountain arrived at Mel’s studio just outside Cambridge.

DJ and the teleporter take the strain on Mel’s 5.4 tonne block of cremo. Phew!

One happy scultore!